UCSF Psychiatry News


Lee to receive AACAP Pilot Research Award

October 03, 2019
UCSF Psychiatry faculty member Chuan-Mei Lee, MD, MA, has been selected by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) to receive the group's 2019 Pilot Research Award for Junior Faculty and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows.

Epel selected as Vice Chair for Adult Psychology

September 24, 2019
Health psychologist Elissa S. Epel, PhD, has been tapped to join the Department of Psychiatry’s leadership team as its vice chair for adult psychology.

Li named Vice Chair for Education

September 24, 2019
Longtime faculty clinician and educator Descartes Li, MD, has been selected to serve as the department’s new vice chair for education, effective October 1, 2019.

Symposium on creativity and neuroscience set for October 23

September 23, 2019
The free event, part of the Peter F. Ostwald, MD, and Lise Dechamps Ostwald Lecture Series, is open to the public, but space is limited and ordering tickets in advance is highly recommended.

UCSF's Bartley named an HHMI Hanna Gray Fellow

September 12, 2019
UC San Francisco postdoctoral researcher Christopher Bartley, MD, PhD, has been named as one of this year's Hanna Gray Fellows by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

Dyslexia, other learning challenges are focus of new $20M initiative

September 12, 2019
With a $20 million gift from Charles Schwab, UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley have launched a two-campus multidisciplinary clinical and research alliance to deepen the understanding of dyslexia and other specific neurodevelopmental differences that impact learning.
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Bush, Thoemmes to receive Chancellor Awards for Diversity

September 03, 2019
The UCSF Office of Diversity and Outreach has announced that two Department of Psychiatry members will be among the dozen employees honored by the university with 2019 Chancellor Awards for Diversity.
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Mood of children during earliest stages of life linked to maternal mental health

August 30, 2019
While numerous studies have explored the intergenerational transmission of mood disorders from parent to child, little research has been done on whether this connection extends in both directions. Can negative mood symptoms in children lead to a higher risk of mental health concerns for their parents?

Yaffe appointed to Governor's Task Force on Alzheimer's Preparedness and Prevention

August 28, 2019
Governor Gavin Newsom has announced that Kristine Yaffe, MD, has been appointed as a member of the newly formed Governor’s Alzheimer’s Prevention and Preparedness Task Force.

In Memoriam: Maura McLane, MS, MFT

August 19, 2019
Longtime Bay Area psychotherapist Maura McLane, MS, MFT, passed away on July 15, 2019, following a brief illness.